Organizations Supporting the ABLE Project

Preventing policing harm by creating a culture of active bystandership is an approach deeply rooted in research, on-the-ground experience, and common sense. The ABLE Project is dedicated to teaching officers how to be active bystanders, and more broadly to creating a culture of active bystandership in policing. We’re committed also to providing training that communities want, which is why every ABLE agency has to provide two community letters of support to apply to the program. The ABLE Project is committed further to conducting and supporting research and evaluation to continually improve and demonstrate the impact of active bystandership education and culture building on policing transformation.

We could not do this work without the support of our financial sponsors, listed here. We are deeply grateful for their support.

We are equally grateful for the support of the groups listed below. These groups support the transformative work of creating a culture of Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement in many ways. Some supported their local law enforcement agency by providing one of the community letters of support required for participation in the ABLE Project. Others have a member who serves on our Board of Advisors. Others endorse the work of the ABLE Project because they know how important it is to transform policing so that officers can better protect each other and the communities they serve.

We are inspired by the breadth and diversity of these organizations and individuals:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) New Hampshire *

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington State *

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Washington DC *

Black Lives Matter Rockwall, TX *

Black Lives Matter Southern Methodist University *

Black Political Caucus (Cabarras County, NC) *

BREAD (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity) §

Caruth Police Institute at The University of North Texas Dallas **

Center for Policing Equity **

Clemson University ***

Congregation Bet Ha’am (South Portland, ME) *

The Council on Criminal Justice’s Independent Task Force On Policing §

District of Columbia Police Reform Commission §

Dutchess County (NY) Police Reform & Modernization Collaboration §

Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce *

Human Rights Commission (Alexandria, VA) *

Huntington Black Pastors Ministerial Association (WV) *

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights **

NAACP of Baltimore, MD *

NAACP of Baltimore County, Maryland *

NAACP of Cabarrus County, NC *

NAACP of Carroll County, MD *

NAACP of Lafourche Parish, LA *

NAACP of Manchester, NH *

NAACP of Montgomery County, MD *

NAACP of New Hanover County, NC *

NAACP of Irving/Carrollton, TX *

National Alliance on Mental Illness (New Hampshire) *

National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform §

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (WA State Chapter) *

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center*

New Hampshire Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency §

New Jersey Attorney General’s Office §

New York City Reform and Reinvention Collaborative §

Oakland (CA) Reimagining Public Safety Task Force §

Police Executive Research Forum §

Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, & Reconciliation ***

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP **

Suffolk County (NY) Police Reform & Reinvention Task Force §

Town of Greenburgh’s New York State Police Reform  Reinvention Collaborative Initiative §

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum *

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. *

Urban League of Westchester County, Inc. ***

Westchester County Police Reform & Reimagining Task Force §

* Organization provided a letter of support for an ABLE law enforcement agency.
** Organization has a member who serves on an ABLE Board of Advisors.
*** Organization formally endorses the ABLE Project.
§ Organization publicly has recognized/promoted/recommended ABLE